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Protect Your Peepers!

Reviewing: Oakley Polarized Why 8.2,Bronze On Bronze  |  Rating:
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I have always had a "thing" for Oakleys.. they have a slick design sense on all their products that is a great combination of techno/punk and industrial no-nonsense. Even at a steep $150 for sunglasses, I am still a devoted Oakley consumer and this recent purchase further confirmed my belief in the brand.

While I love the "A Wire" style, they just got a bit too masculine in their design, and when my lenses had to be replaced for the second time ( because I am super hard on my stuff, no fault of Oakley's) and the frames started showing scratches and fray, I decided to look at other options. Steering clear of the super plastic looking frames, I always immediately head toward the wire frames, they just have a more elegant and polished look to them, and the "Why 8.2"'s is another great meld of form and function.

I highly recommend getting the polarized version of any Oakley style, they really make a difference. When driving a convertible, you get such intense glare from all sides- if I skimp and go without polarized lenses I get such headaches from squinting... even though they cost a bit more, they really do help! I imagine if you live with snow or water conditions you already know the value of polarized lenses!

This is my first pair of sunglasses in 10 years that weren't black, and I really love the bronze look.. they are dark enough to not simply be "brown" but light enough in color that they go with anything.

Oakley continually creates a well-made and light weight sunglass line, but a word of caution when buying at outlets- double and triple check your purchases before leaving the store! When you start trying on three or four pairs, you forget to check for scratches and dents at checkout.